Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case and pays 2m euros fine

According to worldwide media platforms, including British publication The Mirror, Mourinho is keen to sign a Real Madrid striker, but not Ronaldo.

It was not immediately possible to reach Di Maria's representatives for a comment.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their third goal against Juventus during their Uefa Champions League Final match at The National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff June 3, 2017. The prosecutor recommended a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost 800,000 euros ($890,000).

Swiftly following the announcement that the 32-year-old was being investigated, it was reported that he wanted to leave Spain, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain both closely linked with a move for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor. If they case goes to trial, Cristiano would be open to spending up to six years behind bars.

It is alleged that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights".

Mourinho joined Chelsea after leading Real to the La Liga title in the 2011-12 season, before being hired at Manchester United in 2016.

Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave the European champions amid accusations - which the player has denied - that he defrauded Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million.

Also, last month former Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao were accused by the prosecutor's office of not paying all their taxes. He has agreed to pay fines and back taxes of €2m, while his one-year prison sentence is likely to be suspended.

CR7 is now involved in a case opened by the Madrid Prosecutor's Office for an alleged tax fraud worth 14.7 million euros.

  • Zachary Reyes